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Sometimes I wonder if I should've been born in a different century. My friends sometimes call me the modern "Elizabeth Bennett." I play the piano, write calligraphy, and bind books. I graduated in December with a BA in English. I love reading Romantic literature and YA adventure. I hope to become an editor and author. I love my family. I have 4 sisters, 1 older and 3 younger, who I absolutely love. I have the best fun with my sisters. Someday we will travel the world together. They don't know it, but they are the inspiration to many stories. Someday they'll be immortalized in my books.
Though my parents have always been Mormon, I didn't want to believe what they said just because they said it: typical teenager. I searched for myself. I turned to all the books I could find, reading about many different churches. I turned to the scriptures. One Sunday the choir I was in sang at a Methodist meeting then directly after sang in an LDS sacrament meeting. I felt the difference between the churches, not just in familiarity, but the Holy Ghost bearing witness to my soul that this Church is true, that God loves me, and He wants me to be happy. I did not need to to look any further. I was home.
We come on missions for many reasons, but we all come because we know this Church is true and we want others to have joy through all their lives. I came on a mission because this is where the Spirit directed me to go. I came to a point in my life where I thought I had everything planned out, but nothing seemed to work out. As I pondered during Church one morning, I knew that God wanted me on a mission. It is changing my life more than I ever guessed it would and I have seen it change the lives of others.
Right now I'm serving as a missionary in New York. I lead tours at the Church's Historic Sites and teach people in their homes. I study the gospel and I hope to bring the Spirit into the homes of members and non-members. When I go home, I'll continue serving in the Church because I'm lucky enough have the truth and God is giving me the chance to share it.